htf - It DOES happen after every loss, so that's a legit complaint. However, Martina herself actually brought up retirement this trip, with comments about Conchi and Arantxa. (Perfectly reasonable comments, I might add.) Has it occurred to you that these threads might be motivated, at least in part, by wishful thinking? How many 'Venus is going to retire before she's 25' threads have we seen? A couple hundred. Yeah, they wish. Same thing with Martina. 99% of the tour (and their fans) eagerly wish to see her gone, because they can't beat her and never will.
I've said it before, I'll say it again. Martina should play til she's 30. And I expect she'll be in the top ten continuously til then. But if SHE brings up retirement, we the-usual-suspects are likely to comment.